This is the third time drinking this, and every time I’ve wanted to write a review but I couldn’t put my finger on the scent of the dry leaves. It was oh so familiar, and it’s taken me over a week to figure it out. To me, it’s more like freshly baked cinnamon buns than pumpkin. There’s a baked bready quality enrobed by cinnamon especially. Don’t smell any pumpkin.
I’ll admit that I’m not the biggest fan of this without additives. The tea base is quite prominent and I can’t taste much of anything else. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great base, but when you’re anticipating spiciness and creaminess and pumpkin awesomeness, it makes you a little sad.
But don’t fret, milk and a bit of brown sugar perked this up. I still don’t get pumpkin from this. It’s more of an ultra creamy spice, again, kind of like drinking a cinnamon bun. I’ve never had Crème brûlée before, as the idea kind of scares me (looks too eggy for my liking), so I have no idea how it compares to that.
By the way, I had this last night (among other teas) and I left the wet leaves in the strainer. This morning, the scent of the leaves drove me nuts. Smelled so tantalizing. It took me forever to figure out which tea I had last, and wasn’t until then that I finally figured out cinnamon buns.